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Peppermint Mentha piperita


Peppermint Mentha piperita var. vulgaris
Next, to lavender, peppermint is the second most popular essential oil. Steam distilled from the flowering herb. Much research has been done on this plant, as it has been in the European culture for hundreds of years. It is used for shingles, acne, and dermatitis. Thought to be detoxifying. It may constrict capillaries, relieve itching, inflammation, soften and degrease the skin, water retention in tissue and cool skin. Peppermint is also a decongestant and may stimulate the mind. Apply to bruises, with skin intact to take away the pain. Thought to be useful for some headaches, (those that are helped by cooling down). Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from babies and infants, at least up to the age of 6. May cause reflex apnea or laryngospasm in babies. Contact dermatitis. Keep away from eyes and nostrils. Do not use on grafted tissue. Do not take internally.

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